ORMOC CITY-A four-year-old boy died after he was hit by an ambulance in Catbalogan City, Samar Friday afternoon.

Killed on the spot was Romel Acbangin who was bumped by the ambulance driven by Mitchel Bajen, 39 owned by the municipal government of Basey, also in Samar.

Based on the report of the Catbalogan city police disclosed that the incident took place at about 1:10 pm within the vicinity of the provincial capitol grounds.

The report added that the driver of the ambulance hit by the boy while he was trying to maneuver his vehicle to look for a parking space.

While he was driving the ambulance, he accidentally hit the boy who was walking on the road.

The boy was brought to the Samar Provincial Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The suspect is now detained at the Catbalogan city police lock-up facility and was charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.